Housepitality w/ DJ Spun, Tyrel Williams + More
(((HOUSEPITALITY))) proudly welcomes back the eclectic maverick DJ/producer/label boss for another appearance in his old stomping grounds, with our own maverick resident, and a takeover by a representative from the fantastic MOM DJs:
(Rong Music | NYC)
(Housepitality | SF/CHI)
Lounge takeover by:
(Motown On Mondays | SF)
$5 early-bird tickets available on RA:
Bottomless champagne 9-10pm
Free b4 10pm with RSVP - $10 after
(( http://housepitalitysf.com/rsvp/ ))
$5 Jameson (with mention of Housepitality discount)
Anyone with the vaguest interest in sparse, jangling beats, synth flourishes, handclaps and cowbells, should be familiar with DJ Spun and the label he founded, Rong Music. Few have contributed as much to the ongoing vitality of electronic music in NYC in the new millenium, or been such a welcome guest at the world’s cult house, disco and techno parties. His Promo Only imprint is credited with bringing the worldwide disco edit craze to the U.S. of A. Rong Music and their dual imprint collaboration with fellow NY dancefloor eclecticists DFA put out some of the most compelling, and carefully curated, releases of the Noughts. The parties he throws are the stuff of legend. For seven years the curator of MoMA/P.S.1’s prestigious Warm Up Music series, his All Night Rong parties with DJ Harvey and others boast a devoted following from London to Tokyo. For 20+ years his legendary DJ sets, releases and remixes on his own labels and others have seen him aligning with influential pioneers of danceable electronic music including Maceo Plex, Francois K, DJ Harvey, Daniel Wang, Stephen Hall of Arthur Russell and Loose Joints fame, Douglas J.McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb, James Chance and the Contortions, the Idjut Boys, and many more. Watch out for his latest collaborative projects “BlakSpun” with Mark Bell (aka Blakkat) and live/electronic group “Loose Control Band” with Jonah Sharp (Spacetime Contimuum, Reagenz)... So Rong: so right.
Tyrel has been a mainstay of Chicago’s underground House scene for years. He began mixing records in 1999. Soon later he landed a job at Gramaphone Records where he spent many years building his collection of dance records. He spent 2008-2011 building his Acid Test residency at Smart Bar, which is an all vinyl House / Techno party. Guests have included Derrick Carter, Traxx, Justin Long, Convextion, Dave Aju, and Tevo Howard. Tyrel has recently moved to San Francisco where he is a resident DJ for Housepitality. He has also recently started a project with Bryan Bai-ee called Secret Studio with releases on their own label SS Records.
Timoteo Gigante has been playing music since he was 13 and DJing since the mid 1990s. He moved to Europe out of high school to enrich his world-view and learn different musical techniques, e.g. flamenco guitar. After a year in Spain and many months around central Europe he returned to San Francisco to further seek exploration in music and music history. He was awakened each morning to the VERY loud scratch routines of DJ Gordo Cabeza. They lived together for several years. Timo couldn’t beat him, so he joined him. Stealing many hours of practice on Gordo’s turntables and spending a small fortune on records led, quickly, to many gigs and residencies in SF, NYC and Europe.
His musical selections have the common bond of two distinct characteristics: Soul and Funk. From the Columbian disco of Fruko y sus Tesos to the soulful reggae vocals of Alton Ellis and John Holt. From Golden Era hip hop (His brother was in a break dancing crew in 1983) to Motown. From Nigerian legend Fela Ransome-Kuti to The Funky Meters (Art Neville picked him up hitchhiking when he was 18 and invited him back to his home studio). From Neo Soul to Jamaican Dub. From House music to Brazilian music. There are no boundaries to his musical explorations.